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Registry: 1960 Austin-Healey Bugeye Sprite



Robert Smart's 1960 Austin-Healey Bugeye Sprite
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Fourth owner since 1991 frame-off restoration. Original paint colour evident inside rear wheel wells. Non-stock items other than paint colour include Motolita wood steering wheel, wood veneer dashboard, wire-activated heater valve, chrome wire wheels, MGB luggage rack. Engine and SU Carbs might be from an Austin Mini (engine registration plate is missing; last owner said the restorer lost it while engine exterior was being cleaned up; impossible to verify.) Correctly reupholstered in red w/ white piping, but original red carpeting replaced with AH Black carpeting during restoration. Convertible roof in very good condition, as are tonneau cover and side curtains.
Mileage undocumented; odometer reading might date to restoration.
Considering going back to original paint (a few bubbles, scratches and flakes, but minimal rust), carpeting and engine/transmission rebuild in 2018. Needs seat belts and roll bar.
Drives well. Kept in garage and driven in fine weather only!

Vehicle Information

Owner: Robert Smart   [Robert the Bruce]
Location: Calgary, Alberta, Canada CAN
Status: Running


VIN:AN5L38XXX
Model Year:1960
Build Date:1960-05-15
Original Colour:Cherry Red
Current Colour:Candy Apple Red
Odometer:103,450 miles
Body Code:HAN-5
Engine Type:948 cc 4 Cyl BMC A-Series
Transmission:4 Sync
Last Updated:2017-10-07 16:54:14

 

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Member Comments on Registry: 1960 Austin-Healey Bugeye Sprite   ↵
2017-10-07 20:07:19 # 45007
Comment by Ian Cassley
Hello Robert. Nice to see another Bugeye in Calgary!!! Just got mine in January of this year and am slowly amassing necessary parts to get it on the road... hopefully next summer.CheersIan
2017-10-08 14:28:12 # 45017
Comment by Robert Smart
Thanks, Ian. Good luck with your Sprite project too. It would be interesting to see a few pictures as it's getting fixed up. Maybe go for a ride into the Foothills with you next year! - R. Smart
2017-10-09 17:58:24 # 45049
Comment by Ian Cassley
Hi Robert, I have a few photos etc in my journal here... http://www.ahexp.com/journal/SpriteyIan

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Vehicle History

This vehicle's information was last updated on 2017-10-07 16:54:14

Ownership History

Date Owner ID Notes
May 3, 2016 Robert Smart  CAN Added to Registry (ID 40154)

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